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uninsured trends and impacts from the affordable care act

colorado chapter
Children’s Hospital Colorado
January 15, 2015
Colorado Healthcare Marketplace: Uninsured
Trends And Impacts From The Affordable Care Act
Children’s Hospital Colorado | January 15,2015
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Presentation: “Setting Limits in Healthcare”
Speaker: Richard Lamm, Former Governor, State of Colorado
Program Overview: Despite recent moderation of health care costs, powerful forces
suggest a continued double digit rise in health care costs. How do we fit infinite needs
into finite resources? What organizational changes and what new limits will have to
be placed on our health delivery system. How can America gets its health care costs
more in line with other industrial nations? Governor Lamm will discuss these issues
so you have a better appreciation of the forces inextricably pushing future health care
costs and some possible solutions.
9:30 - 10:30 AM
General Session “The ACA in Five Images: What the Latest Data
Says about Health Care Coverage and Access in Colorado”
Speaker: Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access,
Colorado Health Institute, Denver, CO
Program Overview: New coverage options implemented under the Affordable Care Act
made 2014 a pivotal year for health insurance in Colorado. What do we know about
initial impacts on uninsured Coloradans? What do the latest data tell us? This session
uses images and data to explore the ACA’s impact on Colorado. After attending this
session you will be able to:
■■ Understand what the latest data suggest about the impact of the ACA on
coverage in Colorado.
■■ Describe how Colorado compares with other states and the nation on coverage
■■ Identify key health coverage and access-to-care themes to monitor in 2015.
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Break with Exhibitors
11:00 - 12:00 PM
General Session “Health is Local”
Speaker: Gretchen Hammer, Executive Director, Colorado Coalition for
the Medically Underserved, Denver, CO
Program Overview: In 2014, CCMU tracked the implementation of health reform in four
sentinel communities in Colorado – Yuma County, Montrose County, Summit County
and Colorado Springs, through our Health is Local project. This session will share the
highlights from what we learned during this year of change. After attending this session
you will be able to:
■■ Describe the experiences of health reform in four, representative, Colorado communities
■■ Understand the specific impacts of reform on the medically underserved and
health care providers in these communities.
Colorado Healthcare Marketplace: Uninsured
Trends And Impacts From The Affordable Care Act
Children’s Hospital Colorado | January 15,2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 - 2:15 PM
General Session “Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace
Speakers: Macia Benshoof, Chief Strategy and Sales Officer, Connect
for Health Colorado, Denver, CO
Program Overview: Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s new health insurance
marketplace, is among the most successful state-run marketplaces in the country.
Chief Strategy and Sales Officer Marcia Benshoof will present an overview of the 2014
enrollment experience, as well as what’s new for this year’s open enrollment period.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to discuss and educate friends
and peers on the basics of Colorado’s health insurance marketplace.
2:15 - 2:30 PM
Break with Exhibitors
2:30 - 3:30 PM
General Session “Medicaid Update”
Speaker: Chris Tholen, Vice President, Financial Policy and Ryan Westrom,
Director of Finance, Colorado Hospital Association, Greenwood Village, CO
Program Overview: Since the inception of the ACA, Colorado has opted to expand the
Medicaid program. The speakers will address the impact of this expansion on both
providers and the uninsured population.
3:30 - 4:15 PM
General Session “How ACA has impacted Providers”
Speaker Panel: Peg Burnette, CFO, Denver Heath and Hospital Authority,
Larry Dupper, CFO, Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, CO, Jonathan
Wiik, Chief Revenue Officer, Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO,
Brady Fitzwater, Peak Vista Community Health
Moderator: Hal Prink, FHFMA, Chair, Uninsured Conference
Program Overview: Each panelist will discuss the impact the Affordable Care Act has
had on their practice to include reduction of write offs and bad debt, impact on number
of Medicaid patients and other factors both positive and negative.
Colorado Healthcare Marketplace: Uninsured
Trends And Impacts From The Affordable Care Act
Children’s Hospital Colorado | January 15,2015
Credit Card - Preferred Method
To register with credit card click on this link
New on line registration with HFMA National – Click on the link above to register for the conference by credit card.
Here are some helpful suggestions in getting registered:
■■ If you are an HFMA member, login with your user name and password. Your username is usually your
email address for login and you have your own password. If you do not know it you can click on do not
know password.
You do not have to use the Pay Pal link to make credit card payment as you can go to the next line for the HFMA
secure site and register by credit card. If you have more than one registrant you have to register them individually.
■■ If you are a non- member click on the line that indicates if you have no login or email on file then click on to
continue and then input contact information and proceed to register.
If paying by check, please fill out the registration form on the following page and forward along with check payment
to the address below.
Hal Prink, Office Manager HFMA CO Chapter
47 Shetland Ct.
Littleton, CO 80130
This program has sold out every year so register early!!
Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved at Springhill Suites 13400 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO. Book your room by Dec. 14, 2014 in order to recieve our rate of
$129 per night plus 15.53% tax. Direct line for reservations is 720-859-1100
and mention Colorado HFMA for preferred rate.
Colorado Healthcare Marketplace: Uninsured
Trends And Impacts From The Affordable Care Act
Children’s Hospital Colorado | January 15,2015
Registration Form
Attendee Name Title Organization Address City, State and Zip Code Phone FaxE-mail Member – No Yes
Member # Additional attendees from the same facility:
Include Name, Title, E-mail address and member status
Registration Fee: $25 per attendee (Member or Non-Member) attendees
Total Enclosed Special Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free Other Please note- Cancellations after January 10 will not be refunded
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